Commissioner Dean Smith was elected in November 2008. He is a graduate of Elba High School and graduated from Troy State University with a B.S. in Business Management. He spent seven years in the garment industry as an industrial engineer and retired after twenty-two years of service with Shell Oil as an operations specialist.
Commissioner Smith is married to Pamela, a teacher who worked in the Elba City School system for twenty-eight years. They have two children, Dusty Smith and Dina Smith Dorriety, and three wonderful granddaughters. The Smiths are members of Whitewater Baptist Church where he serves as deacon.
Commissioner Smith enjoys raising Brangus cattle, deer hunting, and taking his wife to fish for mullet.